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Public Speaking: Presentation Survival School

2 Days, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

A great presenter has two notable qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. In this two-day workshop, you will master the skills that will make you a better speaker and presenter.

Course Objectives

  • Establish rapport with your audience.
  • Learn techniques to reduce nervousness and fear.
  • Understand your strengths as a presenter and how to appeal to different types of people.
  • Recognize how visual aids can create impact and attention.
  • Develop techniques to create a professional presence.
  • Learn some different ways to prepare and organize information.
  • Prepare, practice, and deliver a short presentation.

Course Outline

Stop! Check Your Mouth

  • Five Good Rules
  • Speaking Characteristics

What’s Your Type? How About Mine?

  • The Assessment
  • Learning to Type

Positive Self-Talk

  • Our Thoughts
  • Thinking Positive
  • Rapport

Maximizing Meetings

  • Four Areas of Opportunity
  • Fifteen Ways to Master a Meeting
  • Learning Names

Body Language

  • Sticky Situations

I Can Just Send an E-mail, Right?

  • Advantages of an Oral Presentation
  • Oratory Exercise Swotting Up


  • About Nervousness
  • Mastering Non-verbal Communication

The Five S’s

  • Five Points for Any Presentation
  • Preparing with the Five-S Pattern Planning and Organizing

Start Writing!

  • Evidence
  • Introductions
  • Following the Opening Statement
  • Transitioning to the Body
  • Endings
  • Think Fast

Your Speaking Voice

  • Parts of Your Message
  • Vocal Variety
  • Mastering Your Material

Add Punch to Your Presentation

  • Your Presentation
  • Preparation
  • Presentations


Cost and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-6 students $3000
7-12 students $4800
13-18 students $5500
Private Group Class: At Your Location
1-6 students $3500
7-12 students $5300
13-18 students $6000

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).


Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $150 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, virtual or in-person training
  • Instructors with 15+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee